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Thursday, September 18, 2014
$25 from Amazon »

Not to brag, but...I'm pretty sure I coined the phrase "ass hornet" while sitting on the john one night after my friend Cornelius dared me to lace my chili with a tablespoon of powdered bhut jolokia. And now, after mere hours...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
$49 - $99 from Pilot Study »

Grab your totem, but be forewarned: Inceptor the board game has as many layers as the Inception film it stemmed from. If you play it in subdued lighting with Hans Zimmer's soundtrack blaring through some surround-sound speakers...

Thursday, March 6, 2014
$24.99 - $46.42 from Amazon »

The 4th dimension is time. 4D puzzles of famous skylines--including Westeros from Game of Thrones!--sprawl width- and lengthwise, rise vertically with scale-model buildings, and cap their dimensional empire with the axis of time. The New York model, for example, reflects 101 years of architectural history with plastic building replicas depicting the city as it appeared as far back as 1812, forward...

Thursday, August 30, 2012
$30 from Amazon »

It's Dungeons & Dragons for the boozin' 21+ crowd. DrunkQuest combines fast-paced card game mechanics with shades of the D&D fantasy world with a few 6-packs and a liter or two of Captain Morgan for a party game of competitive...

Monday, March 31, 2014
$36.05 from Amazon »

One of the most popular specialty games of all time, the #2 bestselling board game on Amazon, an average 5 out of 5 stars in over 1,300 reviews, and I've never even heard of Ticket to Ride. Where have I been living, in the...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Obviously I like this chess set because most of its pieces appear to have leapt right out of my VHS cassette of Beetlejuice, one of the best 80s movies ever, as evidenced by the fact that I am saying so right now. I sure hope its King Must Die eponym is only figurative though, because what a shame to drop 10Gs on a cerebral exploit Raul Pomares surely spent in the 3 digits of hours carving by hand...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sold Out from Etsy »

Stereotypes collide in this brainy game meets brawny hardware Tool Chess set. Each piece has been handcrafted from real nuts and bolts, plus additional steel flourishes to distinguish powder coated black and white pawns, knights...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
$27 - $100 from Havoc Boards »

Havoc Boards. Fifteen custom-designed maps of cities, countries, and regions either printed on professional grade gaming board or engraved in solid wood, and primed for your Mark "The Undertaker" Calaway-style total domination....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
$249 from Amazon »

Hey, a chess set that's fun to play with even for people who don't know how to play chess. Umbra brings the world of Wobble to its thinker's game, either to add some whimsy to what is otherwise an insufferably boring, hours-long...

Monday, September 5, 2011
$495 from Amazon »

Every detail is authentic, richly realistic and true to the Academy Award winning epic film. The board is a magnificent work of art, detailing the story of Frodo, the reluctant hero of The Shire, and the friends and foes he...

Sunday, July 29, 2012
$299.95 from CAPCOM STORE »

Happy 25th Anniversary, Street Fighter, and happy strategic gaming, Street Fighter fans. Come August 2012, Capcom Store will release a limited edition of 5,000 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Chess Sets to, uh, the 5,000 people...

Saturday, November 9, 2013
$208.15 from Amazon »

Problem 1: Finding a surface area of my mama's house large enough to accommodate a puzzle whose assembled size measures 214" x 75.5", or about 17' x 6'. Problem 2 (and Problem Much Bigger): Uh, putting the brain-and-eye-fryer...

Friday, February 8, 2013
$40.99 from Amazon »

Nintendo Collector's Edition Monopoly means I get Zelda's Sword! And I plan to use it in a reign of terror against Mario's chump Mushroom and Pikman's brokedown Rocket. I imagine that wily Mario Star and Samus' Helmet will...

Saturday, November 23, 2013
$31.89 - $89.95 from Amazon »

When you're finished Monopoly-izing zombies in the Walking Dead version, I triple dog dare you to get into the holiday spirit with A Christmas Story's take on the beloved board game. Who wants to have a BB gun-off for the...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This ammunition inspired chess set is made using spent .223 bullet shell casings. One side uses steel casings and the other side uses brass casings. The kings and queens are the only 4 pieces with an actual bullet re-set in...

Saturday, May 4, 2013
$20 - $55 from Kickstarter »

As follow-up to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and production run, the drinking/magic card game DrunkQuest has launched its first expansion: The 90 Proof Seas. In case you missed our feature on the original game...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
$32.06 from Amazon »

Dungeons & Dragons Clue, that seems appropriate. No joke, it really does. An obvious marriage, really, not one of these Montague-Capulet mergers that rains death and mayhem upon both families. Though I guess the very natures...

Saturday, October 29, 2011
$285.08 from Amazon »

When the table topic of what five things you would want stranded with you on a deserted island comes up, people always try to be clever, talking about music or mementos or clean water. But who cares if you're hydrated, nostalgic...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By: Flickr

From entirely new LEGO parts, Benjamin of Brickplace Custom has crafted this ornate 17.7" x 17.7" Star Wars chess set pitting the Rebel Alliance against the Empire on the ice planet Hoth. Though a few comments on his Flickr...

Sunday, March 10, 2013
$86.52 - $736.52 from Shapeways »

A whimsical spin for people who know which chess pieces are which, and vital information for people like me who don't. Typographical kings, queens, knights, rooks, pawns, and...wait...what's the other one? Please hold while...

Monday, January 16, 2012
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If only real zombies would learn to work together, and execute strategic moves to capture the living, their chances of total world domination would increase exponentially. These handpainted, made-to-order chess pieces insert...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Discontinued

Yep, Mahjong existed before computers. And really, it works just as well with these smooth 3D tiles. So, if your grandma's birthday is coming up, or you're a loser like me that needs to find a way to pass countless hours each...

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